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-- Requests for Comment –

-The BWCHA is proposing changes to its Utility Allowance and Flat Rent schedules with an anticipated implementation date of January 1st, 2020 for the Public Housing Program and March 31st, 2020 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  Click here for more details.  

-The BWCHA is updating its Schedule of Estimated Labor and Materials Charges which may be
assessed for the cost of cleaning and/or repair and replacement of damaged items due to neglect or 
abuse by the resident, a family member, or a guest of the resident. The anticipated implementation 
date of this revised schedule is January 1, 2020. Click here for more details.




The Bellingham Housing Authority will be opening the following waiting lists to new pre-applications from targeted households at 9:30AM on October 25, 2019. 

Public Housing in City of Bellingham:

Studio/1-Bedroom for Elderly (62+) or Disabled Households

Public Housing in City of Bellingham:


USDA Rural Development Housing in Sumas

1-Bedroom for Elderly (62+) or Disabled Households

 Pre-applications must be submitted within our secure online portal.

For more information, or if assistance with the application process is needed, you can visit the Bellingham Housing Authority at 208 Unity Street in Bellingham, WA or call (360) 676-6887.


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What is an ABLE account?
ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, were created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account, which can be made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends), must be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible for purposes of federal taxes, however some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.


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Our Mission:

Our mission is to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes.

Our Vision: 

Every person has the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.

Who We Are:

The Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community. Some people we serve are:

  • Low-Income Families
  • Elderly People
  • People with Disabilities
  • Working families in need of affordable housing

BHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners.